Jay-Z & Will Smith Form Film Partnership

Jay-Z and Will Smith have combined their forces again and created a new venture that will produce and develop films. No word on the name of the entity, but the tandem plan to bring Annie to the big screen starring Will’s daughter, Willow. According to Hov:

“The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision. We’ve already produced a Tony Award winning play and we’re developing a true superstar in Willow.  This venture into film development and production is a perfect next step with teams that are accomplished, creative, and innovative.”

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  • Bangers N Mash

    BANGERS N MASH!

  • http://www.1200squad.com kidpotential

    these guys keep winning…

  • http://rapradar.com Ben

    That’s Big Chips. Hov a boss.

  • http://capturingthoughtz.com CapturingThoughtz

    Jay-Z = Genius..”Think,focus and envision.” capturingthoughtz.com @thoughtzcrew

  • mac DIESEL

    THAT’S A GOOD LOOK!!!! MAYBE WE’LL FINALLY SEE SOME MORE POSITIVE IMAGES OF BLACK PEOPLE ON FILM AND TV!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    all rappers make fucking stupid songs that they can never back up, but when Jay-Z did “On to the Next One”…..he lived up to every sentence. Keep winning.

    So Ambitious.

  • ZoomZoom

    WILL SMITH IS A BETTER RAPPER THAN JAY-Z :)

  • KC

    I’m glad there’s no hatin’ ass messages yet. That’s what we need out of Black people. The biggest hip hop artist and Mr. Blockbuster coming together again.

  • http://www.youtube.com/zariotv mr.zee

    incredible.

    seems like 50 jay and diddy still making the biggest moves.

  • bjbsa

    i like the idea alot, but willow? really. stop shoving her down our throats

  • flawda

    Finally, an alternative to Tyler Perry’s coon fest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ashin Kusher

    This is serious money. Hov keeps on winning in every way possible, he’s showing us all what success really means. And damn, everybody loves Will.

  • Your mother’s “Friend”

    & niggas say Nas won the beef

  • Whitequickness

    Illuminati shit goin on right here mane!

  • Word

    Will Smith > Denzel Washington

    Will Smith best African American Actor period. Partnering with him WILL be a highly sucessful move. But will, fuck a Men In Black III. Just gimme Bad Boys III I guess and make some more original movies. I hate when movies stretch all the way to a part III unless its a planned trilogy. Only Men In Black that was worth watching was the first one.

  • B.Dot

    ^
    ur triping. “Malcolm X” >_______

    and BB 2 sucked dick.

  • Dashing

    Yeah @Word, definitely tripping. Will Smith’s a great actor but Denzel’s on another level that very few are on.

  • pressure

    @Dashing

    How high are you? Will Smith is on an entirely dedicated level of his own that no one else can touch.

  • 1

    This is a monster move. It’s great to see the best of both worlds come together.

  • Nucky Thompson

    I read this and the only thing that registered was “Hard Knock Life Pt. 2?”

    and @bjbsa- 1 song and a deal to do a movie that hasnt even started production yet qualifies as shoving her down our throats?

    Denzel Washington > Will Smith, barely, but dont forget about Forrest Whittaker either dude can fuckin act. Plus Craig Robinson is killin the comedies.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Illuminati handshake

  • mac DIESEL

    @ Word

    U BUGGIN’ ON THIS ONE!!!! DENZEL’S BODY OF WORK SURPASSES WILL SMITH BY LIGHT YEARS!!!! IF U WATCH WILL SMITH’S FILMS, HE ALWAYS INCORPORATES HIS PERSONALITY TO ALL HIS MOVIE ROLES, AS OPPOSED TO DENZEL!!!! BUT I CAN SAY DENZEL’S RECENT FILMS HAVEN’T BEEN UP TO PAR WIT WILL SMITH’S FILMS!!!! BUT AS A BODY OF WORK, IT’S DENZEL BY A LANDSLIDE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ Nucky Thompson

    YEAH, CAN’T FORGET FORESST WHITAKER!!!! DUDE IS AN AMAZING ACTOR!!!! SAME GOES FOR LAURENCE FISHBURNE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • seancoonery

    Greatest rapper of all time, jay z is preety dope to

  • chichi

    mr knowles stay pimping willow smdh

  • jaze

    That is a weird handshake lol, looks like some royal shit.

  • Ice Cold

    Im with @Word will is the shit, “pursuit of happiness”, “Hancock”, “I am legend” and etc

  • http://skwer.org haq

    Fuck that – pillow is weak, the fresh prince is weak.

  • rickthespic

    i think as an actor Denzel is better but as far as how much money the movie makes Will wins that. never the less both men deserve to be well respected in the acting community.

    Jay-z keeps winning! say what you want about him but the guy knows how to make money. he wants to be more then a rapper, he wants to be an icon

  • Fuck Ya Life

    Denzel is a better actor hands down, Will Smith just has better movies.

  • B.Dot

    “Hancock”, “I am legend”
    ^
    were both trash

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Will got better movies? Im not buying that one…Its your opinion no problem. Denzel is by far a better actor. This is a nice move with Jay n Will. Stop playing around and get started on BAD BOYS 3.

  • Chris

    @Your mother’s “Friend”

    He did. I didnt know they was competing for movie deals

  • Fuck Ya Life

    @ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    I meant to say better selling movies, as far as gross revenue Will got better movies. But we both already know who’s the better actor.

  • Ice Cold

    @B.Dot I respect your opinion, Denzel is a beast though

  • Android

    Nas lost……again.

    Denzel>William. Stop it.

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Denzel got classics allday son. “Devil in a Blue Dress”, “Philadelphia”, “The Pelican Brief”, “Ricochet”. Thats just a sample.

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  • Ferani

    Denzel > Will

    Will is good, Denzel is one of the best ever. His performance as Malcolm X is genius.

  • sway-z

    The power of Hip Hop!! From Brand New Funk to one of the biggest movie stars in the world. From Dead Presidents to the biggest rapper in the world. Shit is crazy

  • King JuggaNott

    Insane. LOL @ Dame Dash. I don’t know why he comes to mind, but it’s just funny how he made it seem like HE was the brains behind Jay-Z.

  • damone

    Hurricane, Glory, Remember the titains, Training Day, Book of Eli. Need I say more I can go all day. Will a monster tho

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  • Word

    Y’all tripping!

    Denzel last two movies were both trash. Unstoppable and Pelham 123. Both same concept anyway. And plus Will Smith as an actor can play many roles that Denzel can’t like the witty funny guy he usually incorporates. He can be emotional (Pursuit of Happiness, Seven Pounds) bad ass action hero (I Am Legend, Bad Boy) and makes movies with bad concepts look good just with his acting (Hancock). And plus Fresh Prince is a classic and arguably the best African American TV show PERIOD.

    Denzel got more classics tho like Remember the Titans but I favor Will Smith. Both great actors tho no doubt.

    And who said Forest? That nigga is ass. I don’t like not one Forest movie. Plus, I can’t take him serious in a lead role

  • Belize

    Shady is a better actor than both combine!

  • Word

    Samuel L Jackson >>>> Forest Whittaker.

  • Word

    @B.Dot

    Ali >>>>>> Malcolm X

    Chill

  • not fucking around

    1.Denzel Washington***2.Sidney Poitier***3.Will Smith
    I fucks wit 50 and MONEY! But cool partnership non the less… willow is truly being forced on us

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  • mac Diesel

    @Belize STOP CRACKING JOKES YOU COON HA!! DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Souat

    Denzel = GOAT

  • http://stoprapping.com RAPISNOTFOREVERYBODY

    LET KIDS BE KIDS

  • Lucky Kunene- King of Hillbrow buildings

    Denzel is probaly the best actor and black actor ever. I know this post is about Jay & Will, but did y’all see Glory? Malcolm X? Training day? He got game? Mississippi Marsalas? Mo betta blues? Book of Eli? Inside man? De ja vu? I love Will, but let’s keep it real, oh did you see Steve Biko? For Queen & for country?

    On topic: I’m glad Will & Jay making moves.
    Off topic: I think 50 should do thrillers and horror films and not just drama.

  • BIG CHUMP

    besides eminem, whos a good “real” rapper turned actor? luda?……..does jay even act lol

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  • Lucky Kunene- King of Hillbrow buildings

    Ali vs Malcolm x is a very good debate, a very good debate.

    Anyways Fresh Prince is a clown alot of times, but Denzel is the Gangster & Gentlemen; American Gangster- Training day

  • huh

    yea give it to sum1 who has everything

  • BBoggz

    Yo has anyone else heard that story about beyonce being a virgin until she married jay Z.
    i heard it on Thisis50.com and i really dont know if i can believe this or not.
    can you imagine being as smokin as beyonce is and the only guy you have ever been with is a camel face 40 year old man. Thats just a waste of talent and is kinda sad.

    What do yall think?

  • Tim Lee VA Stand Up

    @ B Dot

    Bad Boys 2 sucked dick…..wow, bold statement from somone like you.

  • NotoriousRambo

    JAYZ: “DAMN 50 MAKING 200 MILLI FOR SOME STRAIGHT TO DVDS MOVIES I NEED TO GET SOME OF THAT. HMMM I TOOK WILL SMITH DAUGHTER IN MAYBE HE CAN HOOK ME UP WITH THAT HOLLYWOOD MONEY I KNOW I CANT ACT BUT STILL I WANNA MAKE MORE MONEY THAN 50″

  • mac Diesel

    @Belize FUCK U SHADY STAN!!! HE IS THE WORST ACTOR IN HISTORY!!! DO’NT HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • biglee

    seems like nowdays they’re copying each other 50,jay,and diddy and dre lol

  • mac DIESEL

    @ BIG CHUMP

    I KNEW A PATHETIC EMINEM STAN WOULD MAKE HIS WAY IN HERE!!!! EMINEM IS NOT A GOOD ACTOR U IDIOT!!!! U WANT A “REAL” RAPPER TURNED ACTOR??!! HOW BOUT LL COOL J U DUMMY!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Donn

    UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

    Yea Denzel and Will Smith are debating amongst themselves which one of them is the better actor lol

    Leave it to A HipHop blog site to put Actors against each other who are in 2 different generations.

    #StopThisDumbArgument

    Their both great actors, conversation over…..

  • Kiddydy

    Rapper turned actor, Mos Def is dope, Pac was good 2. Smith ain’t on Big D league.

  • LOLOL

    I think it’s only appropriate that they play “Hard Knock Life”

  • m85

    Wow a great look..power moves from these 2 brothers…great to see..clap for em

  • http://www.watchyoursetup.com JUS SAYIN

    Don Cheadle > Will Smith (in acting ONLY)

  • http://www.watchyoursetup.com JUS SAYIN

    Oh and…Will Smith/Jay-Z Films > Dame Dash’s Roc-A-Films

  • Belize

    Damn, Jay tryin to become a billionaire or what?!

  • Black Shady

    “Never been a producer but im making movies with Will Smith”

    This gonna be a new line off Jay’s new album

  • boum boum

    SAMUEL L.JACKSON>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>everybody

  • Nucky Thompson

    Damn I totally forgot about Don Cheadle but hes done some great shit. And @Word, Forrest Whitaker’s performance in “Last King of Scotland” was, as far as Im concerned, probably tied for the best in the last decade with Daniel Day Lewis in “Gangs of New York”. Not to mention his work in “Good Morning Vietnam” “Ghost Dog” “The Crying Game” “The Great Debators”…. Im not saying u have to like him, but u called a nigga ass, and thats straight up haterism.

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  • Converse

    Denzel washington>>Every actor point blank period

  • SHORT BUS SHAWTY

    willow need to be getting her ass whipped ,not her hair , for putting out that stupid shit. we are adult’s what the fuk dey doing putting this ugly ass bitch in our face for ?????????????

  • john macabee

    I’m glad 50, Jay & Will are doing this big for hip-hop and huge for black Hollywood. It’ll probably never happen but could you imagine them pulling together 100 million and producing an epic film?

  • boum boum

    marlon brando>>>>>>>>>>

  • nigga down the block

    next time i shake another person’s hand, im going to grab their arm just like hov do. its so cool looking

  • Chris

    Only here could you read that Jay-Z and Will Smith are collaborating on a updated version of fucking Annie for Willow Smith and people act like its a win.

    I swear fans got shares in these brands

  • Donn

    @ShortBus

    Calling a ten year old a bitch?

    That’s what’s gangsta now?
    That’s what’s poppin in the streets ?

  • sway-z

    This the problem with niggas in general and Hip Hop in particular right here!!

    Instead of congratulating and giving niggas they respect, ya’ll on here trying to rate who’s a better actor or who got better movies, smh….

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  • Justmyopinion

    Do we have ADHD as visitors to RR? How we go from a deal b/w Jay-z & Will to who’s a better actor b/w Denzel & Will?

    y’all could bullshit with rap if you want muhfuckas/I be in the cut-Jay-z off of the Roc La Familia album.

  • REPUBLICANS/TEA PARTY WON BIG IN 2010

    Good for these two but I wont be supporting them.

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  • Young Mo Fo

    Denzel is my favorite actor.. So it wouldnt even be an argument. Theres a lot more movies that Denzel has on Will though, Will stays doin action type and less dramatic stuff.
    Man on Fire>>

  • Young Mo Fo

    Just to cause a lil trouble:

    Thats an ILLUMINATI ass handshake…

  • Osiris

    Free “fuckin” mason handshake

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  • TJay

    J.Cole lost…

  • I speak for the streets

    This is insanely big!!!!! You have two extremely talented people who have the money, clout, and resources to make major moves. This may really be the new dream team. This is another reason why Lil Wayne, Nas, and 50 cent don’t belong in the same conversation. Nobody’s asking those guys to form intelligent power houses.

  • SHOLHATEDAT

    @Whitequickness & @So Icy Boi! Glad i was’nt the only one to notice that, and everybody keeps asking, “Well if they’re members, why won’t they admit it?” And my answer to the slow ones is this, they wanna keep living. Better yet, if the occult groups these cats are apart of are “Secret Societies,” would’nt it be common sense that they would’nt admit being members?

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  • Itz Yourz

    Thats is what you call a power move. This look good…and they bout to take the movie Annie as classic as apple pie and make the black version…I love it. Good to see mofos unite.

    Starting believe Jay when he says he got a millions ways to get.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Punisherzway Jay Richards

    AYO JAY AND WILL,YALL NEEDS ME 2 GET DOWN WITH YALL COMPANY..YA BOY IS INTO THA ACTING GAME AS IS..HOLLA AT ME…HEART 2 HEART!

  • Mo-money Mo-better

    They collaborating on the Karate Kid 2, “Karate Kid 2 Brasilian Bash” sequel too? Good Lawd that’s a lot of money!

  • Mickitia

    I don’t deny Denzel is a great actor, but when we think of getting paid for his roles, we think of Will Smith-hands down!! Say what u want, but in “Six Degrees of Separation” Will accept a role that many so called manly men probably would have passed on. This breakthrough role helped to put Will on the route to being one of the highest paid not only African American, but highest paid actor period!!!

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